Network-attached backup devices are sold at Walmart these days so excuse me if I don’t get that excited about the space anymore. They’re everywhere and for the most part, that’s a good thing as people really should be backing up their files somewhere. The latest from LaCie however, merges the NAS backup device with a wireless router in a fashion similar to Apple’s Time Capsule and that makes me happy.
The Wireless Space is a perfect all-in-one solution for many households. The back panel houses three Ethernet jacks and two USB ports. Inside is 802.11 b/g/n wireless access point and router along with either a 1TB or 2TB hard drive. The box supports UPnP / DLNA media streaming, remote file access, and is fully compatible with OS X’s Time Machine. The Wireless Space is available today with Apple Time Capsule-busting prices of $229 and $349 depending on the amount of internal storage.